Tina Thibodeau

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Improve Immune System With Food

Not just any hot tea, though. Chamomile, according to researchers from London's Imperial College, is the one that'll help prevent sickness. In a recent study, they found people who drank five cups of the brew a day for 2 weeks had increased blood levels of plant-based compounds called polyphenols, …


Benefits of Running: Your Body On...A 30-Minute Run

<b>In the first 90 seconds</b><br>In order to unleash more ATP, your cells break down glycogen, a form of glucose fuel stored in your muscles. Cells also pull glucose directly from your blood (one reason exercise is helpful in fending off high blood sugar).<p>Your body gobbles more glucose, and your muscles …


Replenish your body post-workout with balanced nutrition

Wellness expert says most people eat too much -- and eat too much protein -- after exercise.<p>If you're feeling fatigued, sore or worn out, what you're eating after exercise may be to blame.<p>That's not to say you need to eat more, but smarter.<p>"The biggest mistake people make after a workout is eating …

Postworkout Musts and Must-Nots

You just finished your workout and you’re about to hit the showers. Maybe you'll jump in the sauna beforehand. But wait! Not so fast.<p>Like many …


The Bikini Bottom Workout: 7 Lower-Body Blasters

Shape up your glutes, hips, thighs, and lower belly with this do-anywhere circuit<p>This circuit workout is designed to tighten and tone all the muscles …


The Do-Anywhere Workout

Gabriel Valencia, founder of NYC's Focus Fitness and trainer to some of Manhattan's busiest power players, shares an office, home, or hotel-room regimen that burns about 100 calories in 20 minutes.<p><b>60 seconds</b>: Sprints up and down a flight of stairs, two steps at a time if you can.<p><b>60 seconds</b>: High …


Are Your Sneakers the Right Size

Are You Wearing The Right Size Sneaker?<p>Get the right fit for your run<p><b>I heard you should go up a half size in running shoes. True?</b> -Janet, Bridgeport, CT<p>Well, you should definitely have some wiggle space—about half an inch, or a thumb's width—between the tip of your longest toe and the front of the …


Healthy Drinks: Doesn't Get Any Better Or Tastier Than These Smoothies

Healthy Smoothie Recipes<p>Whether you're staving off hunger or fighting wrinkles, these blended beverages pack a good-for-you punch<p>Jonathan Kantor<p>Instructions for all recipes: Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.<p>Assemble the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables on your kitchen …


Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes | Women's Health

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes<p>Easy and tasty sweet potato recipes, each with about 300 calories or less<p>Rodale Images<p>One Sweet Veggie<p>For a humble root vegetable, the sweet potato sure does have a lot going for it. The orange tuber packs 438% of your daily value of infection-fighting vitamin A and, …

Healthy Eating

Pimp Your Smoothie: Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Blend in! A Penn State study found that people whose smoothies were blended for five minutes ate 12 percent less food afterward and felt fuller than those whose smoothies were minimally blended. What a great weight-loss tactic!<p><b>Awesome Almond</b><br>Blend 1 small frozen banana, sliced; 3/4 cup kale, lightly …


Healthy Dessert Makeovers

Satisfy your chocolate craving with these simple substitutions.<p>Chocolate-loving runners have had a lot to celebrate in recent years. In 2011, the University of Cambridge reported that eating dark chocolate can lower rates of stroke, high blood pressure, and heart disease, thanks to its high …


Slim Smoothies

Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p><b>Belly Busting Berry</b><br>1 scoop low fat vanilla ice cream<br>1/4 each frozen blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries<br>1/2 cup low fat milk<br>1 tbsp vanilla whey protein powder<br>3 ice cubes


A Decadent Savory Bread Pudding with Parmesan and Bacon for Weekend Brunch

This savory, bacony bread pudding has a shot of green. That makes it healthy, right?<p><i>It's the freakin' weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It's all about brunch.</i><p><i>(Credit: Brian W. Ferry)</i> **<p>There is a time for low-fat, high-protein, super lean, mean, …


Women's Health

Plus two other seafood ideas that are delicious AND good for you.<p>Because the struggle is so, so real.<p>The new S'mores options are changing the game.<p>Looks like Kool-Aid, tastes like heaven.<p>Because the heart wants chocolate.<p>Giving the phrase “yeasty undertones” a whole new meaning.<p>You'll be counting …


Muffin Recipe: 8 Low-Calorie Muffin Recipess

<b>Blueberry-Yogurt Muffins</b> (129 calories): Healthy ingredients like protein- and fiber- packed wheat germ, low-fat yogurt, and berries take the guilt out of this sweet treat.<p><b>Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins</b> (119 calories): The banana-chocolate chip combo at your go-to coffee spot probably packs close to …


Creamy avocado, fresh chives, roasted chile and grilled chicken make for one zesty wrap: http://bit.ly/146ki0f

Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss: Munchies to Satisfy Every Craving

10 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss<p>10 can't-go-wrong munchies to satisfy every craving<p>Plamen Petkov<p>Satisfy Your Hunger<p>Want to stick to your diet? Start snacking. It helps control hunger and rein in portion sizes at meals. And don't worry, it's supposed to feel indulgent. If a healthy snack isn't …


The 2-in-1 Lower-Body Workout

6 multitasking moves to sculpt a sexy tush and sleek thighs—no equipment necessary<p>1. Curtsy Lunge to Side Leg Lift<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Cross left leg behind right and …


Bring on Brinner! 25 Quick and Satisfying Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes

Talk about texture: The top chips in our take on chilaquiles stay crisp, while the bottom layer soaks up the sauce. Canned diced tomatoes with green chiles make this recipe quick and convenient.

Quick Budget-Friendly Recipes

Your taste buds and wallet will achieve perfect harmony with our selection of quick meals, including stovetop mac and cheese, braised pork chops, meatballs, and roasted chicken tacos.

Simple Springtime Dishes

Pronation, Explained

Understanding your personal pronation type is crucial to choosing the proper running shoes.<p>If you have a normal arch, you're likely a normal pronator, meaning you'll do best in a stability shoe that offers moderate pronation control. Runners with flat feet normally overpronate, so they do well in a …


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Five New Uses for Avocados

This fruit is loaded with tasty, runner-friendly benefits.<p><b>Health Powerhouse</b><br>Fruits by definition, avocados provide more than 20 key nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin E, and brain-boosting choline. They also contain copper and zinc and antioxidant pigments that fight inflammation. All this …

The 10 Salad Dressings to Know

Without dressing, salad would be extremely dry (and boring). Having a repertoire of dressings on hand can save your leafy greens and give them a bit of personality. Here are the 10 essential salad dressings to know -- just add lettuce.<p>More from Food52<p>• 9 Summer Salads<p>• Quinoa and Vegetable Chorizo …